On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1924

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

Famous Birthdays

  • Althea Simmons, American human rights activist and chief lobbyist (NAACP), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1990)
  • Donald Richie, American-born author and (Japanese) film critic, born in Lima, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Patrick Sergeant, British investor and founder (Euromoney Publications)